This Portrait Series by Michael Zavros Blurs Subjects' Features

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 9, 2014
References: michaelzavros & sweet-station
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Michael Zavros creates ambiguous art works that capture faceless human subjects. The artist studied printmaking at the Queensland College of Art and has won countless prizes in his native country and worldwide.

Capturing human faces, the artist blurs the features of his subjects and creates a dreamlike and surreal portrait series. His compositions are monochromatic, blurred and mysterious.

Often dealing with stylish subjects, the artist's works explore the idea of ambiguity in the world of fashion. In this particular series, Michael Zavros depicts male models. While their hair and wardrobe embodies a high fashion aesthetic, their faces have been blurred and covered with paint. This act is reflective of a "blank canvas" idea, often associated with models in general. While this idea is glamorous to the everyday individual, it illustrates models' lack of freedom when it comes to their self-expression.